Earlier this legislative session, Democrats signed a letter proclaiming their pro-life beliefs:
[The letter] addressed to Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez, D-Belen. It read, “We the undersigned pro-life senators wish to honor the committee system while still being allowed to vote our conscience.” They then ask Sanchez to not assign the bill to any committees but the “committee of the whole.”
The letter continued, “These pro-life issues are strong in our communities and we feel compelled to put these issues to a vote of the entire Senate.”
The Feb. 12 letter was signed by Griego as well as Muñoz, and Sens. John Arthur Smith of Deming, Richard Martinez of Española, Carlos Cisneros of Questa, John Pinto of Gallup and Clemente Sanchez of Grants. Griego said that Sharer actually wrote the letter. “He asked if he could use my letterhead,” Griego said.
Griego said Tuesday that he would vote for both bills if they made it to the Senate floor. “But I’m not going to vote to blast anything,” he said, noting “I’m a committee chairman.” He chairs the Senate Corporations and Transportation Committee. Two other committee chairmen signed the letter: Smith of the Senate Finance Committee and Martinez of the Judiciary Committee.
This afternoon pro-LIFE activists banded together for a tweetfest not only calling on Democrats to support Pro-life legislation including HB390 and HB391, but reminding conservative pro-life Catholic Democrats that voters are watching.
Here’s some highlights of the tweet fest:
Support LIFE today!!!
TAKE ACTION– call and email these Senators:
Sen Pete Campos
Sen Carlos Cisneros
Sen Richard Martinez
Sen John Arthur Smith
Sen Clemente Sanchez
Sen George Munoz
Sen Benny Shendao
Sen John Sapien